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Electric Heated Drop Bottom Furnaces AMS 2750E specifications

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Solution heat treating of aluminum in electric heated drop bottom furnaces are more economic to manufacture but can create higher energy cost then fuel gas fired furnaces. The load is heated by convection. Metallic heating elements in the form of coiled resistance wire (aka wire wound heating elements) are exposed to an air stream generated by a fan. The heat is transferred from the heating element into the air stream and then into the part. If process specification call for shielding from direct heat radiation, radiation shields are installed or the heating element can be installed into the ducts.

Electric heated bottom drop industrial furnaces for solution heat treatment of aluminum and magnesium alloys are used when products of combustion in the air stream are not tolerable, energy cost are not a main concern and investment cost for indirect gas fired equipment are not justifiable.

Keith Company designs class 1 solution heat treat furnaces meeting pyrometric requirements according to aerospace material specifications AMS 2750E and NADCAP

- AMS 2750F instrumention, class 1 or 2
- quench delay times 5 - 15 seconds (need to specify)
- quench tank agitation standard; optional heated or cooled, total dissolved solide control
- operator friendly HMI
- VFD driven quench tank
- Pneumatic or Vector driven hoisting